how to pronounce rumination


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rumination is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of rumination in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it's a rumination on identity race and …”

meanings of rumination


  1. Deep thought or consideration.
  2. An eating disorder characterized by repetitive regurgitation of small amounts of food from the stomach.
  3. Negative cyclic thinking; persistent and recurrent worrying or brooding.
  4. The act of ruminating; i.e. chewing cud.

rumination frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rumination occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rumination can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rumination can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) food and health;

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